The black wheatear (Oenanthe leucura) is a wheatear, a small passerine bird that was formerly classed as a member of the thrush family, Turdidae, but is now more generally considered to be an Old World flycatcher of the Muscicapidae.

This large 16–18 cm long wheatear breeds on cliffs and rocky slopes in western north Africa and Iberia. It is largely resident and nests in crevices in rocks laying 3-6 eggs.

The male of this species is all black except a white rump and mainly white tail. The female is similar, but dark brown rather than black.

The similar white-crowned wheatear, Oenanthe leucopyga, also breeds in the African part of the black wheatear's range, but the black wheatear has a black inverted "T" on its white tail, whereas white-crowned has only a black centre to its tail. The black wheatear never has a white crown, but young white-crowned wheatears also lack this feature.

The food of this wheatear is mainly insects. It has a loud thrush-like song.



Black Wheatear
Date Location Count
2021-06-28 14:47Baie de Dakhla--plage Trouke 251
2021-07-07 07:09Oued Saquiat Al-Hamra--Laayoune1
2021-07-19 10:18Vallée d'Imouzzer2
2021-07-19 07:00PN Serra da Estrela--Penhas da Saúde3
2021-07-10 08:47Vinhas da Beira Grande2
2021-07-03 07:10Mérida--Sª de la Moneda1
2021-06-30 18:10Sierra de Grazalema PNat--Mirador Puerto de las Palomas2
2021-07-20 08:11Sierra de Grazalema PNat--Llanos de Libar, Área General2
2021-06-27 08:15Sierra de las Nieves PNat--Área General2
2021-07-13 19:18La Paramera--Garganta del Zapatero1
2021-06-28 08:20Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes--Caminito del Rey2
2021-06-30 12:23Málaga--Monte Victoria5
2021-07-08 20:14Málaga--Monte de San Antón1
2021-07-20 18:35Sierra de Loja--área General5
2021-07-11 08:45Mestanza--Junta de los ríos Montoro y Jándula1
2021-07-18 12:05Jbel Tazarine (33.159, -4.117)1
2021-07-11 07:44Castillo de Calatrava La Nueva3
2021-07-22 09:13Cerro Gordo1
2021-07-22 07:54Peñones de San Cristóbal1
2021-07-14 12:34Sureste PNat--Soto Bayona (Titulcia)3
2021-07-15 19:36Laguna de San Juan RF1
2021-06-27 14:05Sierra Nevada PN--área General1
2021-07-17 11:20Playa de La Rijana2
2021-07-12 18:04Perales de Tajuña--Cantiles del Risco de las Cuevas1
2021-07-12 09:00Sierra de Relumbrar
2021-07-19 19:30Rambla de los Yesos--Alboloduy
2021-06-29 12:37Desierto Tabernas ParNat--Rambla Tabernas1
2021-06-27 11:30Cóbdar--Pueblo
2021-07-19Cabo Gata PNat--Área General
2021-07-06 12:34Monteagudo de las Vicarías--Castillo de la Raya1
2021-07-11 07:00Cabo Gata PNat--San José-Loma Pelada4
2021-07-12 07:00Cabo Gata PNat--Camping la Caleta2
2021-07-05 19:43Carboneras--Playa del Corral7
2021-07-11 09:48Baños de Fitero--cortados1
2021-07-22 09:30Sierra del Aguilón--Pulpí3
2021-07-06 09:57Cabo Cope ENP1
2021-07-18 08:13Jalance -- Cañón del Júcar2
2021-07-17 07:53Tuejar--Nevero de La Lácaba2
2021-07-11 10:02Alpuente--Castillo, huertos y alrededores del pueblo2
2021-07-18 07:15Zaragoza--Galacho de Juslibol1
2021-07-22 11:56Alcaine--Embalse de Cueva Foradada1
2021-07-16 07:25Ruta Barranco Rojo de Xixona4
2021-07-19 20:08Clot de Galvany--Área general1
2021-07-19 17:42Cabo de las Huertas/Cap de l'Horta2
2021-07-16 08:54Puig Campana2
2021-07-21 12:19Les Salines de Calpe1
2021-07-25 09:42Peñon d'Ifach4
2021-06-26 18:18Cabo de San Antonio2
2021-07-17 10:33Albelda2
2021-07-20 13:03Mas de Melons--Centre d'informació3